Buckingham Town manager Chris Robson has heaped praise on new signing, highly-rated 19-year-old striker Dom Schembre, who was one of eight players to join the club this week.
Robson has revamped his squad in an attempt to turn around Buckingham’s dismal run of form, which has seen them lose eight of their last nine matches with their last league victory coming way back on October 25 when they beat Bourne Town.
That run has seen the Robins plummet down the UCL Division One table to 16th and as a result, Robson has drastically overhauled the squad ahead of this weekend’s crucial clash away at Blackstones, who are one place and five points ahead of Buckingham.
Schembre has enjoyed a stunning season so far having netted a remarkable 40 goals for Great Horwood Reserves in the North Bucks & District League.
Speaking about his move to Buckingham, the young striker said: “It’s a good move for me.
“It is a decent level of football and I personally think this is the level and club I need to be with at this moment of time in my career to help me progress.
“The players and management around me will help me improve and speaking with the gaffer I believe he will get the best out of me and improve me as a player.
“Our plan is to see out the season and hopefully I can score some goals and show the gaffer and my team-mates what I’m all about.
“This is a club I can settle at and hopefully I do well enough to be here next season and help the club progress as the management plan to.”
Robson added: “Dom is an exceptional young talent. He has a lot to learn but as a youngster that is expected.
“We had him down in pre-season and he did well, but at the time we had a strong forward line and it was best for him to go get 90 minutes week in week out somewhere else.
“But to be fair to him, he has made me look a bit silly as he went to the North Bucks League and currently sits top of the goal scoring charts with an incredible 40 odd goals so far this season.
“People may say the North Bucks isn’t the best level of football but for a young lad to go into a physical and competitive league and score that amount of goals, you have to take them seriously.
“At this moment we are struggling to score goals and we desperately need to freshen up the place, so it was a no brainer to approach Dom and get him in.
“He will get his chance here and with the right attitude and application he will go on to have a good career in the game.”
The Robins are also in action next midweek when they visit Woodford United on Wednesday.